The Walton County Coastal Branch Library will be presenting “Winter Community Programs” every Wednesday at 10:00am starting from January 10th to March 6th, 2024. These programs aim to engage and educate adults and families, offering both entertainment and educational value by delving into our community and its members. Supported by the Friends of Coastal Library, these programs are free and accessible to everyone, although the Community Room has limited seating available.
February 14 Susan Paladini – Curator of the Four Mile Museum and the Coffeen Nature Preserve
This program features original photographs and a concise history of the Museum, Preserve, and the diverse plant and animal life in the area. During World War II, German U-boats operated in the Gulf of Mexico, launching V-1 and V-2 bombs. Some of these captured bombs were examined by the allies, leading to the development of the American JB-2 missile. Around 600 of these unarmed missiles were test-launched over the Gulf from the Coffeen Preserve Missile-launching ramps, which were later shipped to Eglin AFB. Besides its historical significance, the Preserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers, boasting inhabitants such as white-tailed deer, raccoons, red foxes, opossums, bobcats, armadillos, wild turkeys, rattlesnakes, alligators, and the elusive beach mouse.
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